Posted: 7:29 P.M (MST)
Dave Nash with the City of Yuma said during a press conference Friday afternoon that "there has been no escape from the Yuma Municipal Court since it has been up, built, and operating."
Authorities continue their manhunt for Raul Dominguez, 28, who escaped from the Yuma Municipal Court late last month in shackles. The Yuma Police Department has initiated an administrative investigation as it also continues a criminal investigation to find him.
"We intend for this type of incident to never happen here again," said Angela Graddy speaking on behalf of the Yuma Municipal Court.
The administrative investigation looks at how Dominguez may have fled. The escape happened in a secure area where a van drops off prisoners into the court. The day of the escape Dominguez hid under the transport van, out of sight from officers. Dominguez then walked right through the fire escape door. An alarm should have gone off, but it didn't.
Officials say that door hasn't been working properly for six months. Since the escape the Yuma Municipal court has made several changes in an effort to prevent this from happening again and it began with fixing the fire escape door.
"Municipal Court will transport will transfer no more than 5 prisoners/inmates at a time from the Yuma County Jail to and from the jail. Also, the court will no longer transport prisoners/inmates between the jail who have a felony pending, have resisted arrest, or have an immigration hold," said Angela Graddy.
Yuma Police still consider Dominguez dangerous and if you see him do not approach him and call 911. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts you can also call 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.